Cross Culture Work

Culture is always on top of my mind. Both in the everyday practices as well as at the strategic level of the organization culture always plays an active role. Topics like identity, behavior and power relations are part of this process.
Driven by the complexity of collaborative relationships, I urge for more attention to the cross-cultural tensions in organizations. Based on this thought, I strive to make the cultural context of the organization and its members more visible, which supports collaboration and its outcomes within the organization.

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AUTHOR

Karen’s book Cross Culture Work receives much attention in the project management world, and beyond.

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SPEAKER

Karen speaks about intercultural collaboration in project management. Her presentations are informative, interactive and inspiring.

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TRAINER

Karen delivers effective training and coaching on Culture and Management. Her sparkling energy inspires others and sweeps them along.

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RESEARCHER

Karen’s research revolves around collaboration, culture and behavior in and between organizations.

UPCOMING EVENTS

6-7

NOV

Seminario Colaboración Intercultural en la Gestion y Liderazgo de Proyectos

Lima, Peru

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NOV

Keynote speaker at 14 Seminario Internacional de Gerenciamento de Projetos

PMI São Paulo, Brazil

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APR

Webinar Collaboration and Culture in Project Management
Project Management Global Congress

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MAR

FIA International MBA ‘Change Management and Culture

São Paulo, Brazil

13

FEB

Palestra ‘Collabyrinth: Os desafios da cultura em Projetos’

São Jose dos Campos, Brazil

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Managing Culture @ Work: 5 Pieces of Advice – Part 5: Promote!

Following up on the blog Culture at Work: a Collabyrinth, I have started a series of five mini-blogs in which I reveal five pieces of advice that emerged from my Ph.D. study (Smits 2013). The five P’s, as I like to abbreviate them, capture my key recommendations for working in a cross-cultural environment. I want…

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